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Wichita Man Found Guilty
On Bank Robbery, Firearms Charges



Nov. 30, 2011

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal jury Wednesday convicted a Wichita man on bank robbery and firearms charges, said U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Raymond L. Rogers, 29, Wichita, was convicted on one count of bank robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Rogers was one of three men who robbed Equity Bank in Wichita on Dec. 1, 2010. They entered the bank with their faces covered and wearing hooded sweatshirts. Two of them were brandishing firearms. They collected money from tellers’ drawers and the bank’s vault before fleeing in stolen cars.

The robbers drove to an apartment complex at 5400 E. 21st, where they stopped their car and fled on foot. They were taken into custody at the apartment complex.

Rogers is set for sentencing Feb. 15. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the robbery count, not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of brandishing a firearm, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the other firearms charge.

Co-defendants include:
David Hollis, III, who pleaded guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm and is set for sentencing Feb. 15.
Shelan D. Peters, who was sentenced to 97 months. Peters was shot during the chase after the bank robbery.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.



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